Scott Gregory’s first spherical at the US Open wasn’t all unhealthy — he made par at the first hole.
However that used to be something he wouldn’t do again until No. 11.
The 23-yr vintage Englishman finished the windy day with a 22-over 92, turning into the primary participant to shoot 90 or above at the US Open due to the fact Felix Casas did it SIXTEEN years in the past in his 2d spherical at Bethpage Black.
In all, Gregory gathered two triple-bogeys, 3 double-bogeys and three pars right through his nightmarish day at Shinnecock Hills.
Gregory became professional ultimate yr, taking part in in three top championships — the Masters, US Open and British Open — but missing the minimize in all of them. He won the British Amateur Championship the year sooner than.
Gregory wasn’t the only person who struggled right through the first spherical. Rory McIlroy ended the day at 10-over and Jordan Spieth went into the clubhouse at EIGHT-over.
And at least he got here nowhere as regards to the all-time prime on the tournament. J.D. Tucker shot a 157 in the establishing spherical of the 1898 adventure at Myopia Hunt Membership.